Nov 13, 2012 9:00am PST
these graphics. what i thought i would do is simply pull some basic terminology out for us, give us some basic language. and i thought i would do it since we are so well educated now, it's about time to kick us all out into the real world and use our six dimensions of religion. i thought i would take our six dimensions of religion, put it in that framework and just, we are not pretending as always that we are learning everything about east asian religion, but what we are trying to do is draw out some key answers to profound life questions here. anyway, looking at the graphics. first off, difficulty number one, if we haven't already listened to some other difficulties for westerners looking at this, we are so used to labeling. but when we think about the picture of chinese religion, it's a combination of confucianism, taoism, and buddhism in the mix, perhaps some christianity, some folk religion. we'd move to japan and we'll see the same set but also with shinto elements in there so it's a full world view, a full lifestyle, we have to keep that in mind even though we are dividing things up. so
Nov 13, 2012 8:00am PST
to decay? it turns out a long time. it turns out 4 1/2 billion years. yeah. and you know, when i used to prospect for uranium, i used to find uranium, you know? and that for every time i'd find uranium inside that rock, guess what also was there? - the lead. - lead. and guess how much lead compared to how much uranium? more. about same-same, which means that what, the age of that rock is about what? 4 1/2 billion year, that's the age of the earth. so 4 1/2 billion years is the radioactive half-life for the isotope uranium 238. that means in 4 1/2 billion years, all the 238 atoms around, half of them on the average will have decayed to something else. now, that's a long half-life. a shorter half-life is like a radium. radium, i think, is 1,620 years, something like that. and radioactive carbon 14, that's 5,730 years. and little neutrons, it turns out a neutron by itself is radioactively decayed. and that will decay in about 12 minutes, half-life about 12 minutes. and then a little new-- at a 2 millionths of a second, half of them will decay, so there's a whole range of radioactive path
Nov 13, 2012 10:00am PST
use your phone? o.k., make it snappy, though. go around back, phone's on the wall. ( thunder booming ) hi. hi. listen, is there a chance that maybe i can get something to eat before you close? no. grill'turned off. sure is windy, huh? it's always windy out here... god... did you find the phone yet? yes, but i'm not getting any... oh, it's ringing... oh, no, it's an answering machine. man: you've reached joe's auto repair. we're open from 7:00 to 4:00, monday through friday. if this is an emergency, please leave a short message including the location of your car. thank you for calling. ( tone sounds ) this is rebecca casey. my car broke down in... where are we? you're in iron mount... jessie's hamburger stand. in iron mount... it's near the, uh... the sundowner motel. it's a gray delta 88 oldsmobile with massachusetts license plates. would you please send a tow truck? ( tone ) nobody was there, i got an answering machine. do you think that joe will get the message tonight? i don't know if joe picks up his messages at night or not. your best bet's just to call him back in the morning.
Nov 13, 2012 3:00pm PST
was looking at this big backyard full of weeds, and i thought, you know what? if martha is using--martha stewart is using meyer lemons, i bet you i could grow meyer lemons and sell them online. >> indeed, since martha stewart began using meyer lemons in the nineties, their notoriety has exploded. thin-skinned and slightly less acidic than other varieties, meyer lemons are known as backyard lemons because they're usually too fragile to ship, so therefore they're not often sold commercially. so when karen planted 40 trees in her backyard, she hoped to sell a few to neighbors and friends maybe, but nearly 6 years and 80,000 lemons harvested later, and the backyard fruit has turned karen's backyard into a full-time farming profession. welcome to the lemon ladies orchard in san mateo country. >> like all things in life, you have to love what you're doing. you have to be passionate about it. you have to care about it. you have to want to have a quality product. you have to wanna deliver a quality, uh--a quality product, something that--that people are delighted to receive. and i do all